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Five candidates have filed for Mills River council

A lively race could be shaping up in Mills River as three challengers have joined the two incumbents up for re-election this year. Roger Snyder and Wayne Carland, the last remaining council members who were on the town's original governing board when it incorporated in 2003, filed on the first day of filing. Challengers Randy Austin, John E. Case and Mark V. Case have also filed for the town board. Mills River voters two years ago showed that they were open to change, ousting incumbents Larry Freeman and Billy Johnston and electing Brian Caskey and Richmond Meadows.

Here's the list of candidates who have filed:


Debbie Roundtree
Steven A. Caraker *
Jennifer Hensley

Incumbent Ron Stephens is not seeking re-election.


Flat Rock

Nick Weedman

District 1
Thomas Carpenter
District 2
Anne Coletta
Ginger Brown *
District 3
David Dethero

Incumbent mayor Robert Staton is not seeking re-election.


District 2
Preston Blakely
District 3
Bob Davy *

Laurel Park


Carey O'Cain *


George Banta *
Robert Vickery *

Mills River

Roger Snyder *
Wayne S. Carland *
Randy Austin
John E. Case
Mark V. Case

* denotes incumbent